Sweet Chestnut Cream


Sweet chestnut cream

Looking for a unique dessert to change things up? Look no further, this delicious chestnut cream recipe has it covered!



  1. Combine chestnuts, 300ml cream, milk, vanilla and sugar in a medium saucepan. Bring to the boil, stirring until sugar dissolves, over medium heat.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer (do not boil), stirring occasionally, for 30-35 minutes until chestnuts are very tender. Remove from heat and cool slightly. Using a hand blender, blend until smooth. Transfer to a bowl, cover and chill until cold.
  3. Whip remaining cream in a bowl until soft peaks form. Fold cream through chestnut mixture and serve.

Serving suggestions for sweet chestnut cream:

  • Layer with crumbled Anzac biscuits, diced strawberries and grated chocolate in serving glasses.
  • Use in a filling for sponge cake or butterfly cakes.
  • Spoon over poached pears or quinces.
  • Serve with biscotti and fresh sliced pear.

Prep: 15 mins
Cooking: 45 mins
Serves: about 2 ½ cups

*Note: Store chestnut cream in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Recipe by Chestnuts Australia.

Ingredients for Sweet Chestnut Cream

Fresh Chestnuts (min 200g) loose

Product of VIC (Aust)

$2.94 ea

Strawberries Premium (250g punnet)

Product of Australia

$3.00 ea

Strawberries Large (250g punnet)

Product of Australia

$2.50 ea

Pears Beur Bosc (each)

Product of VIC (Aust)

$1.12 ea

Pears Corella (each)

Product of VIC (Aust)

$1.20 ea

Quince (each)

Product of Australia

$1.64 ea